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January 4, 1902

Hydrophobia Rabies and Dr. Dulles.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(1):45. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480010049016

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Philadelphia, Dec. 17, 1901.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal of Dec. 7, 1901, I note the following item: "Rabics.—Salmon's paper is a discussion and convincing analysis of the statistics, combating the statements of Dulles and others who argue that hydrophobia does not exist." Although I might despair of correcting the misapprehensions of persons who could attribute to me such an absurdity after reading any of my papers on the subject of rabies or hydrophobia, I will state, for the information of those who have not seen any of these papers and who might be excused for misunderstanding me, that I have never denied the existence of hydrophobia. I have repeatedly asserted in public and in print the position I have for years held, namely that the word "hydrophobia" should, for the present, be used as we use the word "convulsions," to describe a condition but without prejudice as

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